Activities & Initiatives

2017 Activities and Initiatives

  • Upcoming Activities:
    • MAFSM will be represented at the next Weather It Together Town Hall meeting on June 15th in Annapolis
  • June 8, 2017 – MASFM Lunch and Learn – Citizens’ Climate Lobby: When Science is not the Answer:

Location: Call in and Webinar

Content:  Citizens’ Climate Lobby speakers Sabrina Fu and Eric Borchers spoke about their group and offered insights into how we can generate the political will to pass sound federal climate legislation.  The basis of human-induced climate change is fundamental science that has been known for over 100 years.  Over the past three decades more accurate models have unearthed clear evidence of what is occurring to our climate, and yet a practical solution still seems a generation away.

  • A number of 3D Model Demonstrations have been conducted and details can be found here.
  • Donated $300 to sponsor the 5k race and Welcome Fest event at ASFPM Conference in Kansas City
  • April 13, 2017 – MASFM Lunch and Learn – Using Maryland’s mdfloodmaps Website

Location: Call in and Webinar

Content:  Dave Guignet, Maryland State NFIP Coordinator provided an overview on how to use the data found on mdfloodmaps.com for floodplain determinations as well as other features in the web tool.  As NFIP State Coordinator, Dave regulates floodplain activities statewide, acts as liaison between FEMA and communities, and is the project manager for the State as a Cooperating Technical Partner (CTP) for Statewide digital floodplain re-mapping and public outreach. He provides tools for community, engineers, and planners to research, download, and maintain flood studies at mdfloodmaps.com.